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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Museum

Margam Abbey Stones Museum

Margam Abbey Stones Museum

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Details

This little building next door to the medieval abbey church is fascinating in its own right – it’s one of the earliest church schools in Wales. But the real story lies inside.

There you’ll find a remarkable collection of nearly 30 inscribed stones and crosses, some dating from the early days of Christianity in sixth-century Wales. These originally stood as milestones on Roman roads – or in one case on top of a Bronze Age barrow– and were recycled in memory of local chieftains.

Later sculptured stones include magnificent disc-headed and cart-wheel crosses from the ninth and 10th centuries, such as the great Cross of Cobelin with its carved hunting scene.

In the upstairs gallery, among the medieval sculptures and inscriptions from Margam Abbey, is an effigy of a 14th century knight. He’s dressed in chain mail with a small dragon at the foot of his shield. But the star of the show may be the grotesque gargoyle designed to void rainwater via its backside.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)On-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Parking and toilets and refreshments.

Opening details

1 April - 30 September Daily 10.30am - 4.00pm.
1 October - 31 March Access by prior arrangement only by telephoning 01639 871184.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices:
Adult -
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) -
Seniors
Juniors (Aged 5–17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans -
Children under 5 - Free

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Margam,
Port Talbot,
SA13 2TA

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SS 800863  Lat: 51.56293 Long: -3.73160

M4 Junction 38, 4 miles east of Port Talbot off the A48, adjacent to Margam Country Park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Port Talbot station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Parking and toilets and refreshments.